Biodiversity

Increased focus on biodiversity targets for Origin Green companies

Increased focus on biodiversity targets for Origin Green companies

Over 300 Origin Green companies will be supported in developing measurable biodiversity strategies for their businesses as Bord Bia announces...

July 22, 2021

Pilot National Pollinator Monitoring Scheme to be established

Pilot National Pollinator Monitoring Scheme to be established

Ministers Malcolm Noonan and Pippa Hackett have announced dual-department support for a pilot initiative to establish a National Pollinator Monitoring...

July 8, 2021

Bayer launches decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe

Bayer launches decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe

Bayer has announced the European launch of its global carbon initiative. The main goal is the decarbonisation of the food...

July 2, 2021

€185,000, 50 cattle drinkers and 5km of fencing to boost biodiversity

€185,000, 50 cattle drinkers and 5km of fencing to boost biodiversity

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s allocation of €185,000 for a project around Lough Sheelin under the Farm...

June 28, 2021

MEPs seek binding targets to protect biodiversity

MEPs seek binding targets to protect biodiversity

A ‘Paris Agreement for biodiversity’ and an EU biodiversity law are needed to ensure that ecosystems are restored, resilient, and...

June 10, 2021

Irish Water unveils plan to support biodiversity at nationwide sites

Irish Water unveils plan to support biodiversity at nationwide sites

Irish Water has said that many rare species of plants, animals and insects have been making a comeback at Irish...

June 4, 2021

€500,000 granted for biodiversity initiatives in southwest

€500,000 granted for biodiversity initiatives in southwest

The allocation of over €500,000 in funding to three local development companies (LDCs) in the southwest of the country for...

June 2, 2021

24 biodiversity projects to receive €3 million in funding

24 biodiversity projects to receive €3 million in funding

24 groups have been chosen to implement locally-led farm and community biodiversity initiatives over the next 18 months. Minister of...

May 28, 2021

Wetlands and conservation projects part of €1.35m biodiversity grant

Wetlands and conservation projects part of €1.35m biodiversity grant

Thirty-one local authorities will share a €1.35m grant to promote biodiversity, tackle invasive species, conduct wetlands surveys, and much more....

May 21, 2021

New group calls for hedgerow-specific legislation to be introduced

New group calls for hedgerow-specific legislation to be introduced

A new national organisation, Hedgerows Ireland, is calling for specific legislation to be introduced to protect ‘Ireland’s rainforests’ – native...

May 20, 2021

Cork agtech company revolutionising beekeeping

Cork agtech company revolutionising beekeeping

A Cork-based company is aiming to revolutionise beekeeping by developing technology that can remotely monitor honey bees. Agtech start-up ApisProtect’s...

May 18, 2021

‘Burren in Bloom’ to take place online this May

‘Burren in Bloom’ to take place online this May

‘Burren in Bloom,’ the annual celebration of the rich biodiversity of the Burren, will take place online again this year....

May 16, 2021

National Biodiversity Week begins today

National Biodiversity Week begins today

Minister of State for heritage and electoral reform Malcolm Noonan is urging people all over Ireland to show their love...

May 15, 2021

Equine and biodiversity photo competition launched

Equine and biodiversity photo competition launched

A photo competition aimed at highlighting some of the many examples of biodiversity evident on equine farms around the country has been...

May 4, 2021

Open call under MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP for farmers to carry out environmental works

Open call under MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP for farmers to carry out environmental works

The MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP project based in Co. Kerry is currently inviting local farmers with private or commonage land to submit...

March 5, 2021

€1.35 million to be made available to local authorities for biodiversity projects

€1.35 million to be made available to local authorities for biodiversity projects

Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan has announced that over €1.35 million will be made available to local...

March 3, 2021

‘Far from controversial’: Corn Bunting reintroduction spoken about ‘gently’ in conservation circles

‘Far from controversial’: Corn Bunting reintroduction spoken about ‘gently’ in conservation circles

A “far from controversial” idea, the reintroduction of the Corn Bunting to Ireland is being “gently” spoken about in conservation...

February 21, 2021

Leading seed company diversifies into wildflower division

Leading seed company diversifies into wildflower division

Wholesale seed company, Seedtech has branched out creating a new division to sell wildflower seeds directly to the consumer. Blooming...

February 16, 2021